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Introduction

As a NSW permanent resident aged 60 or over, you can apply for either a NSW Seniors Card or Senior Savers Card.

Both cards are free and give you discounts and special offers at over 7,300 businesses across NSW including shops, restaurants and professional services. Many interstate businesses also provide discounts on request. 

The NSW Seniors Card gives you access to the Gold Opal Card transport concessions and public transport concessions Australia-wide. The NSW Senior Savers Card does not offer this benefit.

You can apply online, in person or by phone. 

For more information on these cards, visit the Seniors Card website

Eligibility

You must be:

  • 60 years of age or over
  • living in NSW
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • not working at all or averaging 20 hours or less a week of paid work across a 12-month period (if applying for a NSW Seniors Card)
  • averaging more than 20 hours a week of paid work across a 12-month period (if applying for a NSW Senior Savers Card).

Note: If you reduce your paid employment to 20 hours a week or less (averaged over 12 months), or you retire completely, you can switch your Senior Savers Card to a Seniors Card.

What you need

  • a MyServiceNSW Account – you can create one when you start your application
  • an email address (to create your account)
  • proof of identity documents – one document must prove your Australian citizenship or permanent resident status
  • your postal address details
  • your date of birth.

Note: You don't need a MyServiceNSW Account or email address if you apply by calling 13 77 88.

Proof of identity

Two proof of identity documents are required. They may include:

  • Australian driver licence
  • Medicare card
  • Australian passport
  • Australian birth certificate
  • Australian travel visa
  • Australian citizenship certificate
  • Australian certificate of registration by descent
  • Australian ImmiCard.

How to apply

  1. Check you meet the eligibility requirements.
  2. Select the 'Apply online' button.
  3. Log in, or create your MyServiceNSW Account.
  4. Complete and submit the online form.
  5. When your application is processed, you'll receive an email confirmation with your card number. The card will arrive by post in about 21 days.

Note: If you're unable to apply online or have questions about your application, call us on 13 77 88.

More information

To understand how we handle your personal information, please read the Seniors Card privacy policy.